20 Oct '11, 1am

More Fin Whale Meat Exports From Iceland To Japan Revealed

2011-10-19 More Fin Whale Meat Exports From Iceland To Japan Revealed Following on from the release in July of a joint report from WDCS and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) exposing how Iceland is defying international treaties to hunt endangered fin whales in a bid to create a new consumer market in Japan, WDCS is very concerned that a further 131 tonnes of Icelandic fin whale has since been shipped to Japan. The hunting of endangered fin whales in Iceland had also prompted threats of future diplomatic action by US President Obama against Iceland if it did not bring a permanent halt to the hunts. The report, Renegade Whaling: Icelands Creation of an Endangered Species Trade, identifies wealthy Icelandic businessman Kristj√°n Loftsson and his firm Hvalur hf as the driving force behind the bloody trade. Confirmation of the new exports of fin whale meat to Japan i...

Full article: http://www.wdcs.org/news.php?select=1083

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